Set your DVRs, Phoenix. Tempe-based designer Brandon Gore is about to make his national television debut.
The creative mind behind Hard Goods and Gore Design Co. is taking his knowledge of quality handmade furniture and applying it as a judge of Spike's newest reality series, Framework. Gore will host alongside Los Angeles-based industrial designer Nolen Niu and hip hop artist Common as 13 talented furniture builders go head to head for a chance to win $100,000 and sell their work on a national level.
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Gore, who says he had absolutely zero interest in being on television, was originally set to appear as a contestant in NBC's American Dream Makers, however once the show shifted its focus from craft to interior design, Gore serendipitously found himself being recruited for an affiliated network.
He jokes that he told producers at Spike that he would only participate in a show if he could act as a judge, and to his surprise, they agreed. These are the same producers behind such hit shows as Sci-Fi's Face Off and Spike's Ink Master.
Despite never seeking a role in television, Gore admits he is more than pleased with how everything turned out. "I've already seen some snippets of the first cut and it just blows your mind how good it is."